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When we mention wet wipes, what touches to your mind?

More importantly, what do you know about wet wipes and their uses?

A wet wipe (called a moist towelette in the USA) is effectively a moistened piece of cloth which is used for cleaning purposes. You may be thinking, is that it?

  • Are they simply just white sheets of cloth that help you to clean?
  • What material (substrate) is used for wet wipes? Are there any major differences I should know about? 
  • What is the liquid (formulation) in wet wipes? Is it just water?

You may be surprised to know that there is a lot more to wipes than meets the eye.

Through this series will be providing you a brief guide into the world of wipes and provide answers to the questions above.

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History of wipes

According to Wikipedia the origin of wet wipes came about during the mid 50’s as more people were travelling and needed a way of cleaning up on the go. Wet wipes were also introduced as a quick way of cleaning hands after a take away meal.

By the late 70s the first real baby wipes appeared in the marketplace available to consumers and these were in the form of small thin wipes, which were packaged in a round plastic canister.

By the 1990s the expansion of wipes led to more applications on the market. At this stage, the format changed to bigger and thicker wipes.

Since then there has been markedly growth in the global market of wet wipes till now.


What are wet wipe substrate?

Wet wipes are made from what we call nonwoven fabrics, and it is a web of fibers held together by a process technology other than weaving. 

The benefits of nonwoven fabrics is that it have a higher performance than paper. They are softer, stronger and also bulkier (more cloth like) than paper.

Becuase we always care about the health and safety  Max Touch wet wipes products users, especially it's used on the skin of children and the elderly, which is usually a particularly sensitive, We had to strictness and choosing the best types of fabrics used in the manufacture of our products very carefully, which makes us proud and defentiate our products than others.

What is the liquid in wet wipes?

The liquid (solution) is a water-based chemical composition, consisting of perfumes, and other ingredients depending on the type and purpose of the wet wipes and its use, and it is  formulated throw preservative water station, in order to protect wipes from bacterial or even fungal contamination and most importantly protect the consumer.

Types of Wet Wipes

Over the years wet wipes have been developed to cater for a whole host of categories, which are constantly growing all the time. Here is a list of the main areas where you can expect to find wipes:

Please visit the Products page to get to know all types of our wet wipes products.